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Metro Silver Line Debut Delayed For 3rd Time

For a third time, officials say construction delays will push back the scheduled opening of a $2.8 billion extension of the region’s Metrorail system in northern Virginia.

02/24/2014

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Metro Ridership Down 22 Percent With Shutdown

Metro says it is seeing a 22 percent drop in rail ridership due to the federal government shutdown.

10/02/2013

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Metro Running on Shortened Labor Day Schedule

Metro says its trains and buses are operating on a shortened schedule on Labor Day.

09/02/2013

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Metro Adds 7-Day Short-Trip Pass to SmarTrip Cards

Metro is launching a new weekly short-trip pass that SmarTrip users can add to their cards to save money.

05/20/2013

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Former D.C. Airports Authority Head Paid Family Members $175K

ARLINGTON, Va.— Documents show a former top official at the agency that manages the Washington area’s two airports created a no-bid contract that paid his wife and daughter more than $175,000. The documents obtained by […]

01/16/2013

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Metro’s ‘Rush Plus’ Service Set To Begin

A major change to Metrorail service is getting under way, with “Rush Plus” increasing the number of trains running during the morning rush commute.

06/18/2012

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Official Seek Question On Expansion To Dulles, Toll Road Could Triple Tolls

Fairfax County officials will be answering questions from the public about the multi-billion project to extend Metrorail through Tysons Corner to Dulles Airport.

03/09/2012

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Last Day To Name The Metro’s Silver Line

Today is the last day to get your ideas in on what to name the future Silver Line locations. Metro has been conducting an online survey to help name the eight new stations to be built, Phase One scheduled for completion in 2013.

03/02/2012

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Metro Will Listen To Public On Fare Hikes Starting Monday

Metro wants to raise fares by 5% this summer, but will afford its riders the opportunity to speak their mind before it does.

02/27/2012